Cross-Artform Performance Using Networked Interfaces : Last Man to Die’s Vital LMTD

Martin, Charles and Forster, Benjamin and Cormick, Hanna

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In 2009 the cross artform group, Last Man to Die, presenteda series of performances using new interfaces and networkedperformance to integrate the three artforms of its members(actor, Hanna Cormick, visual artist, Benjamin Forster andpercussionist, Charles Martin). This paper explains ourartistic motivations and design for a computer vision surfaceand networked heartbeat sensor as well as the experience ofmounting our first major work, Vital LMTD.